Undertake surveying of monitoring sites

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver NWPHYD015, 'Undertake surveying of monitoring sites'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENTS

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.

1. Plan and assess survey requirements

1.1 Identify the survey objectives and any required standard processes and software.

1.2 Identify the location and value of survey reference marks from maps and plans.

1.3 Choose and justify appropriate survey techniques for specific hydraulic conditions and hydrographic purposes.

1.4 Identify and evaluate the source of levelling errors and misclosures.

1.5 Plan and manage the logistics and personnel to ensure effective outcomes and resource management.

1.6 Apply correct care procedure for storage, transport and use of survey equipment.

1.7 Assess and address WHS issues that may be encountered during the surveying exercise, taking appropriate risk management strategies.

1.8 Apply for and confirm authorisations for entry to property.

2. Operate survey equipment

2.1 Select, set up and prepare survey equipment for use and check level of accuracy.

2.2 Use mathematical techniques to check for correct operation.

2.3 Use suitable survey equipment.

3. Select and survey monitoring sites

3.1 Identify required survey reference benchmarks.

3.2 Establish cease-to-flow level of controlling feature.

3.3 Identify and assess high-flow cross-section and sectional control by survey.

3.4 Survey sections of channels to determine the profile of the channel in the gauging station reach.

3.5 Identify and assess monitoring site survey reference points.

3.6 Establish benchmark and survey to Australian Height Datum.

3.7 Use different surveying techniques.

4. Document survey and data results

4.1 Verify results in corporate database.

4.2 Document and store results.

4.3 Produce a plot or plan of survey results.